Da-What: Hip-Hop Round Up 2/13-2/20/14

Back again with a new Hip Hop Round Up, brought to you by Da-What & Slims SF, covering February 13th – 20th.   Another eventful week in hip hop! I hope that you were able to catch De La Soul’s entire discography being given away FOR FREE! 50 Cent ended his 12 year stint with Shady/Aftermath and will be independent for his next album and the foreseeable future.  The line-up was announced for Manchester, TN’s Bonnaroo festival and Yeezus himself will be headlining.  Pharrell announced his second album, G I R L, due out March 3rd while Big Boi http://traininghotels.org/buy-clomid-online/ dashed our hopes of an OutKast reunion album. The last 168 hours have been some busy ones and the Hip Hop Round Up has got your hip-hop news, videos and music.  – Benja


Black Vulcanite – Big Ego’s ft. Ruby Burton [Song]

Black Vulcanite is one of the most talented rappers in Africa.  The Namibian is back with a new single featuring Ruby Burton.

Iamsu! – Camo [EP]

The Bay Area’s Iamsu! released  a quick strike EP to accompany his capsule and in-store with Pink Dolphin in San Francisco.  If you missed the event, you can catch the EP now featuring Dizzy Wright and Su’s partner-in-crime Sage the Gemini.

DJ Kala – Kala: Volume 4 [Mixtape]

Top Floor Music Group’s DJ Kala has put together a mix featuring the newest from Young Jeezy, YG, Ty Dolla $ign, Wiz Khalifa and more.

K. Sparks – Winters Theme (RIP Laura Hunter) ft. Monique Danielle [Song] Prod. By Jay Alpha

The first single from New York emcee K. Spark’s Jazz/Hip Hop EP is a dedication to his mother who passed at the end of last year to breast cancer.

Local-Mu12 – Wealth ft. Rapper Big Pooh [Song]

Fokis, Stryfe and the newest member of Local-MU12 Juellz from Switzerland represent on “Wealth” accompanied by Little Brother’s Rapper Big Pooh.

Fashawn – Ladies [Song] by Prod. Hecktik

One of the least corny, and best sounding, Valentine’s Day releases, Fashawn laced a Hecktik beat with an ode to single mothers.

The Jazz Jousters – Sugarcane [Instrumental Album]

Sugarcane is a instrumental hip hop tribute to saxophonist Stanley Turrentine, put together by Millenium Jazz Music and the Jazz Jousters sessions.

TiRon & Ayomari – My Supernova ft. Anderson Paak [Song]

TiRon & Ayomari will be rereleasing a deluxe edition of their slept-on 2012 album A Sucker For Pumps.  “My Supernova” featuring Anderson Paak will be one of the bonus cuts.

Curren$y – The Drive-In Theatre [Mixtape]

Everyone’s favorite stoner comes through with one of his highest quality projects in a while.  The production is top notch and Curren$y is as smooth as ever.  Featuring the regular Jet Life crew, Action Bronson, Freddie Gibbs and more.


Talib Kweli – Rare Portraits [Video] Prod. by Oh No

Talib Kweli put out 2 albums last year so there is plenty of material to work with.  He revisits Gravitas with visuals for “Rare Portraits” produced by Oh No.

CyHi The Prynce – Huey [Video]

After a lot of work writing for your favorite artist, CyHi the Prynce is making music again and will release Black History Proejct this month.  “Napoleon”, “Coretta” and now “Huey”.

Sol – Tomorrow ft. Shayhan [Video]

Sol has returned to the Pacific Northwest after 9 months of traveling the world on a fellowship.  The result of his experiences, far away, is the Eyes Open EP.

Roc Marciano – Didn’t Know ft. Freeway & Knowledge The Pirate [Video]

Anything Roc Marciano is good news.  “Didn’t Know” can be found on Marci Beaucoup.

Dizzy Wright – The Perspective ft. Chel’le [Video]

Funk Volume’s Dizzy Wright put out a new video for “The Perspective”.  “He just need somebody to bond with feedin’ into that nonsense”.

G-Do and Xception – Road to Grow ft. Shishani & Bernt Nellen [Video]

G-Do & Xception are currently on tour in Namibia and they have put together an amazing series of acoustic videos, the latest being “Road to Grow”.

TeamBackPack Cypher – Polyester the Saint, Buddy, Demrick & Mibbs [Video] Prod. by Chuck Inglish

Another week, another cypher from TeamBackPack.  This one is filled with FIRE from Polyester the Saint (Los Angeles), Buddy (Compton), Demrick (Philadelphia) and Mibbs of Pac Dic (Los Angeles).  Beat courtesy of Chuck Inglish.


ScHoolboy Q – OXYMORON album dropping February 25th

Shabazz Palaces at Slims SF on February 27th

Equipto at Slims SF on March 15th


About Ben Cohn

Born and raised in San Francisco, Ben Cohn recently moved back to the City and jumped into the music scene. An avid hip hop fan, he started his website, http://Da-What.com, in 2008 and has been featured as a contributing writer on TeamBackPack, ReignCity, KevinNottingham and more. While hip hop is his area of expertise, he loves listening to, reading about and discovering music of all genres.


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